As Alt+Shift prepares to shift our focus from implementation at the building level to the ISD level, Alt+Shift’s state-level offerings of the Foundations of Math course will be put on hold.
As schools have worked hard to make their websites accessible, many have employed automated tools to scan the website, checking for any accessibility issues. While these tools are critical to our accessibility efforts, they, like any accessibility checker, have their limits.
Date: October 28, 2019
Location: Lansing Community College West Campus
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Don’t forget that Project Core has modules you can watch to learn how to implement aided language input throughout daily routines as well as structured lessons of the school day!
As a way to improve the loaning process, laminated components lists will now be added to each lending library device. Previously, the components list was emailed as part of the confirmation of an order.
Steve Wyborney, the creator of the Splat series, is back with another great tool for mathematics teachers. His Estimation Clipboard series includes 40 lessons that each include four highly similar images. Each image provides an invitation to estimate.
Over the past several years, all school districts in the state had complaints filed against their websites with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
In November, Mike Marotta and Carolyn O’Hearn visited with three intermediate school districts to kick start the AT Journey. There were great discussions about AT consideration, AT in the individualized education program (IEP), capacity building, and exploration of tools.
The AT Guidelines Task Force, a volunteer effort of AT professionals across Michigan, has drafted the first edition of an AT handbook for educators. The handbook is based on a review of AT research literature, guidelines, and current practices across the United States.
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